Monday, 27 January 2014

George Michael - The Ultimate Playlist

This is a series of posts where I am putting together the best 10 songs of the chosen artist or band. Whether the songs come from the same album, are a remix, live version or a cover version, this is just what I consider the best 10 works of that person/band.This time its George Michael. 
  • Every Other Lover In The World [Kinky Roland Remix]
      • This is officially an unreleased song by George Michael, however he has made no secret the song exists. Until now only remixes of the song exist but this one in particular is brilliant.
  • The Strangest Thing '97
      • This is a reworked version of the 1996 song from the album 'Older'. This version was included on his 'Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best Of George Michael' collection. 
  • Waiting For That Day
      • I have always loved this song from his 1990 album, 'Listen Without Prejudice'. The song incorporates The Rolling Stones classic, 'You Can't Always Get What You Want'. 
  • White Light
      • This song has a very dark undertone, but with most of George Michael's works that is when he is at his best. Written about him almost dying, this song has a brilliant club beat and has the ability to be listened to over and over. 
  • This Is Not Real Love
      • This duet with Mutya was a breath of fresh air when we started getting new music after a a year break and this dark love ballad has always been a favorite of mine.
  • I Can't Make You Love Me
      • George Michael's cover of the Shamblin/Reid classic is my favorite version of the song. Originally a B-Side to 'Older' in 1996, but later included in his 'Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best Of George Michael' collection.
  • Secret Love
      • George Michael often gets overlooked for his ability to play Jazz standards. This should change with the release of his 'Symphonica' album later this year. However there are some brilliant standards on his 'Songs From The Last Century' album, from 1999. George Michael has always classed this album as his period where he was finding it hard to write music, however this album of covers masks that completely, and 'Secret Love' shows that he has the ability to sing them very well.
  • Outside
      • This will always be one of the ultimate George Michael songs purely because of the courage behind the meaning. From 'Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best Of George Michael'. 
  • Flawless (Go To The City)
      • This is the ultimate 'gay' song. Sampling the brilliant track by The Ones, this song is from George Michael's 'Patience album (2004).
  •  You Have Been Loved
      • This song from his 1996 album, 'Older'. This song tells an amazing story and deserves to be listened to and concentrated on. 

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